Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for First Care Providers (TECC-FCP) teaches prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation. The course presents the three phases of tactical care:
Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
Designed to augment, and not replace traditional first aid training, the goals of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care include the following:
To balance the threat, civilian scope of practice, differences in civilian population, medical equipment limits, and variable resources for response to atypical emergencies
To establish a framework that balances risk: benefit ratio for all civilian operational medical response
To provide guidance on medical management of preventable deaths at or near the point of wounding
To minimize provider risk while maximizing patient benefit
The applications of the TECC guidelines for civilian, Fire/EMS, and medical operations are far reaching, beyond just the traditional application in tactical and law enforcement operations. The emergency response to almost any civilian scenario involving high risk to responders, austere environments, or atypical hazards will benefit, including active shooter response, CBRNE and Terrorism related events, mass casualty, wilderness/austere scenarios, technical rescue events, and even traditional trauma response.
Our hands-on TECC (FCP) classroom course covers the following topics:
Hemorrhage control (including tourniquet and wound packing);
Basic trauma airway control;
Hypothermia due to trauma;
Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
Techniques for dragging and moving victims to safety.
Class content and presentations are through Personal Safety Systems. All TECC courses are conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC), and approved.
WARNING: Course content includes graphic images, videos, and other subject materials concerning real world traumatic injuries
(Group discounts available)